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Private aka Do It aka Fallo! [Blu-ray]

 

(Tinto Brass, 2003)

 

 

Review by Gary Tooze

 

Production:

Theatrical: Italgest Video

Video: Cult Epics

 

Disc:

Region: 'A' (as verified by the Momitsu region FREE Blu-ray player)

Runtime: 1:28:53.328 

Disc Size: 20,829,407,074 bytes

Feature Size: 17,729,679,360 bytes

Video Bitrate: 24.91 Mbps

Chapters: 6

Case: Standard Blu-ray case

Release date: May 21st, 2013

 

Video:

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (1.66:1 is original)

Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Audio:

Dolby Digital Audio Italian 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -7dB

 

Subtitles:

English, none

 

Extras:

• The Making of (17:29)

• Video Photo Gallery (1:18)

• Trailer (1:04)

 

Bitrate:

 

 

Description: Six sexy stories of couples finding their joy in sharing with others! Directed by renowned filmmaker Tinto Brass, Private (aka DO IT) is an erotic comedy about erotically charged youthful couples who realize that nothing can bring them together as effectively as regular doses of fooling around.

 

 

The Film:

1) "Alibi" ("Alibi") While celebrating the seventh anniversary of marriage in a hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, Gianni convinces his wife Gianni to do a threesome with the room servant Ali. 2) "Double Trouble" ("Dupla Confusão") While playing tennis with Bruno, Stefania has intercourse with him in the bathroom. Meanwhile, Bruno's wife Erika does with Stefania's husband Luigi in his office, to get the position of guest in a talk show. 3) "Two Hearts and a Hut" ("Dois Corações e Uma Cabana") The maid Katarina is tipped with a high amount and prostitutes with a couple of sadistic & masochistic. 4) "Jolly Bangs" ("Casos") While on the beach, Raffaella fantasizes erotic affairs to the satisfaction of her husband Ugo. 5) "Honni Soit Qui Mal y Pense" ("Que a Maldade Fique com Aquele que Pensa Maldade") The photographer Franco wishes to have anal sex with Anna, who tells him that he can do only after marrying her. When they are invited to a party, she loses her virginity. 6) "Call me Pig, Cause I Like It!" ("Chama-me de Porca, Porque Eu Gosto!") While in London in their honeymoon, Rosy and Oskar disclose the real intentions of a voyeur.

Excerpt from Cladio C. from IMDb located HERE

Private is an uneven film that suffers mostly due to the various segments being either too short or not that well fleshed out. Tinto Brass’ direction is nearly flawless as it is mind blowing just how many ways he can frame the female enmity especially the ass. Private has a lot of scenes in which ladies give their male lovers oral sex. All but one of these scenes oddly enough involves the use of prosthetic penises. The characters in the film all come off stuck up which at times classes with the films dark humor.

Excerpt from Michael Den Boer at 10KBullets located HERE

Image :    NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Tinto Brass' Private is pretty waxy and soft on Blu-ray from Cult Epics.  It looks generally weak with no textures. To be fair - most of his productions lack any crispness in the video quality.  By modern standards this is fairly unremarkable but I would think this is more a function of the source than anything Cult Epics did to the transfer. Contrast is on the murky side for most of the visuals. Colors, skin tones, look true - if a bit washed and dull. It is in 1.78:1 where the original aspect ratio is 1.66:1. This Blu-ray is certainly not going to win any prizes for its 1080P presentation but, on the positive, it is consistent.

 

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Audio :

Cult Epics don't utilize the lossless capabilities and we are given two standard Dolby tracks - one in original Italian and the other a weakish English DUB. Francesco Santucci composed the score that is, more or less, typical for the genre. Dialogue is flat and unremarkable but there are optional English subtitles and my Momitsu has identified it as being a region 'A"-locked.

 

Extras :

Supplements include a 17-minute Making of with plenty of behind the scenes footage and interview snippets from some of the gals in the film. There is also a "Video Photo Gallery" and a short trailer.

 

 

BOTTOM LINE:
Private is typical Tinto Brass - meaning that it is totally infused with soft-core sex. Differences here seem to be the level of explicit graphic nudity is raised up a notch, the gals, in general, aren't quite as attractive as we have seen in the past and this film is a series of 6 less cohesive vignettes. The image quality is weak and no lossless sound so this Blu-ray gets a pass even to the most hardcore (pun) Brass fans. Stick with the cute-er The Voyeur, Tra(sgre)dire (aka Cheeky) or Frivolous Lola

Gary Tooze

July 3rd, 2013

 

About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 5000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.

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